Approaching Lake Seneca
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This is the first view one sees of Lake Seneca, the largest of New York's Finger Lakes, when approaching from the southwest. The town of Watkins Glen is in front of us.
These amazing lakes, gorges, mountains and waterfalls were created over several separate ice ages as ice caps thawed and refroze.
The KOA campground we're at is about 5 miles behind us on the same road - but still way lower than the tops of these majestic hills.
Turn left at the bottom of this hill and Watkins Glen State Park (still not open to hike yet) is on the left. Taughannock Falls is about a 40 minute drive to the east of this lake. Montour Falls is less than five miles to the south.
Backtrack on this road again, about 20 miles and Corning awaits with its impressive glass museum and the Rockell Museum of Western Art (we haven't been there yet - it's starting to rain - so maybe tomorrow, on our second day off this week).
In other words, we're centrally located to many fascinating and diverse sights -including the famous Watkins Glen Race Track (the second week of September they hold an antique car road race through the streets and countryside of Watkins Glen - the origional road race of its type in the US.)
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